VANI KOLA VENLY FOUNDING PARTNER - KALAARI CAPITAL CEO
Vani Kola began her career training as an engineer then as the founder of Silicon Valley eProcurement software vendor, RightWorks. She went on to sell RightWorks for $700 million dollars before going back to India and pioneering the venture capital industry there. Her connection to Venly goes back to her time as a RightWorks client for go-to-market services offered by Benchmarking Partners, the company that formed Venly.
In addition to Vani’s prominence as a global business leader, she has been a champion of local businesses in the U.S., India, and worldwide. In that spirit, she helps guide Venly’s strategy of helping small & local businesses be global successes at home and abroad.
Vani holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.